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Read the latest news on child protection from around Europe. For news related to the recent refugee crisis in Europe please see our Thematic Page.

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15 Jan 2016
ABC reports that there are among the 400,000 Syrian children in Turkey who are of school age but are not receiving a formal education. Syrians fleeing to Turkey are allowed to enter the country visa-free under temporary protection visas which...
04 Jan 2016
'Waltonian' reports that five children, one woman and four men drowned when their overloaded boat sank in the Aegean Sea while trying to reach the islnad of Lesbos. The survivors of the tragedy entered Bulgaria, Spain, Cyprus and Malta.
04 Jan 2016
'Aljazeera' reports that more than 400,000 Syrian children work in Turkey, instead of going to school. “Especially in seasonal or labor-intensive sectors like agriculture, construction or textile, Syrian child labor has become the norm,” said Murat...
04 Jan 2016
The Daily Sabah (Turkey) reports on Project Lift, which  is a volunteer organization that offers creative arts therapy to refugee children from war-torn Syria.  The brainchild of the 16-year-old Emir Özsüer, who wanted to do something for the...
16 Dec 2015
Euronews reports that in the southern town of Sanliurfa, a new school has been opened for refugee children. The My Life school was founded by the European Union and is run by the United Nations’ children’s charity UNICEF in partnership with Refugee...
15 Dec 2015
IRFC reports that in partnership with the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) and UNICEF, the Turkish Red Crescent Society manages 28 child-friendly spaces in urban locations near the Turkish border with Syria as...
09 Dec 2015
Hurriyet Daily News reports that one third of marriages in Turkey involve underage girls, according to a women’s rights lawyer speaking at a conference that was called to tackle the problem. The actual number is probably far higher because many...
23 Nov 2015
Eurek Alert reports that, according to a new RAND Corporation study, there is an urgent need to improve both short-term and long-term approaches to education for the large number of Syrian refugee children in Turkey, Lebanon and Jordan. The report...

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08 Nov 2015
Human Rights Watch reports that more than 400,000 Syrian refugee children living in Turkey are not attending school. The Turkish government adopted an important policy in September 2014 that formally grants Syrian children access to public schools,...
05 Aug 2015
Fox News reports on organisation Save the Children's concerns about refugee children in Greece, who the organisation says are at risk of exploitation and disease since the State's authorities are overwhelmed by the numbers of refugees arriving every...

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